We all find ways of coping with stress and anxiety. Some coping strategies are not as helpful as others. For example, negative coping responses often make your stress worse, because they wear you down over time or are temporary distractions. On the other hand, positive coping responses keep you in the present moment and give you chances to actively work toward solving your problems.
In therapy you will learn the skills you need to to directly tackle the situation that caused the stress and to handle feelings of distress, rather than the actual problem situation.